Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come under fire over its handling of user data in an episode that underscores growing concerns for privacy in the hyper-digitised country. Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial was forced to apologise on Wednesday after users said they felt misled into allowing its Alipay […]

Japanese footwear maker Asics has opened two new brand stores - one on 579 Fifth Avenue in New York City, which is the brand's first flagship store in the US - and one on Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, Austria, the city's longest and most lively shopping street, which is the first Austrian brand store. […]

With the ability to instantly adopt catwalk fashion and provide trend-led clothing for an affordable price, fast fashion retailers have been among the bigger value gainers in the last few years. The success of fast fashion has been near universal, thanks to efficient supply chains and economies of scale […]

As online giant Amazon announced yesterday, the company “celebrated its biggest holiday” season this year, with more than four million people starting Prime free trials or beginning paid memberships, Amazon stated in a press release. However, no sales concrete sales figures were mentioned yet. “Thank […]

INFOGRAPHIC London - On December 20th, the world most iconic Parisian concept fashion store is set to close its doors for good. Located at 213 rue Saint-Honoré, Colette truly is one of a kind. The store, which was founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux and her daughter Sarah Andelman. Over the course of […]

They may not yet be weeping in the streets, but for French fashionistas, the closure Wednesday of Colette, the concept store which has become a Paris style institution, ranks nothing short of a national tragedy. "I cannot believe it is closing," said style commentator Melody Thomas in one of a blizzard […]

South-East Asia footwear retailer Star360 has announced the unveiling of its Cole Haan flagship store located at Central World, the largest lifestyle shopping destination in Bangkok. International growth has been key for Cole Haan over the past several years. Since 2014, they have successfully established […]

Marni has reopened its Shanghai boutique on Mainland China at Shanghai's Reel Department Store. To celebrate the grand reopening of their boutique, they had their first ever Marni Christmas Carnival. In total, the brand has 15 stores throughout China. In honor of the event, Marni launched a line of […]

Villoid, the styleboard app co-founded by Alexa Chung, is expanding into “hyper-curated” shopping, enabling style influencers to sell direct to their fans and the public, through their own web shops within the revamped Villoid platform. The app, which launched in 2015, has users from over 180 countries, […]

Powered by Chinese smartphone users splurging billions on mobile games and online shopping, China's tech giants Tencent and Alibaba are racing up the elite league of the world's most valuable companies. Hong Kong-listed Tencent, famous for its games and WeChat messaging service, became the first Asian […]

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